Emotional Benefits of Baby Massage

By Joanne Bagshaw, Ilene Fox

Part of Baby Massage For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Baby massage offers many great benefits. Massaging your baby can have a positive emotional impact on both of you. Here are just a few examples of the many emotional benefits:

  • Massage increases your confidence as a parent or caregiver.

  • It promotes bonding and attachment between you and your baby.

  • It creates trust between you and your baby.

  • It teaches your baby how to soothe herself.

  • It teaches your baby nonverbal communication skills.

  • It comforts jumpy and nervous babies.